Chirimen-e, Original woodblock print - Sato Tsunekiyo 佐藤常清 - From the series "Twelve Months" - ca 1880

Description
Chirimen-e, Original woodblock print - Sato Tsunekiyo 佐藤常清 - From the series "Twelve Months" - ca 1880
Good condition, see description

Chirimen-e, Original woodblock print - Sato Tsunekiyo 佐藤常清 - From the series "Twelve Months" - ca 1880

Particular chirimen-gami (縮緬紙, crepe paper) woodblock print with images of samurai warriors.

Chirimen-gami were made by applying a certain high-pressure posttreatment to a Japanese woodblock print. This treatment resulted in the paper surface getting a wrinkled texture, and the surface area of a print being reduced with as much as 30%. The advantage of chirimen-gami was that it was stronger than untreated paper. This technique was popular in the 1880s. The last photo which has been added shows an image of the equipment used to make chirimen-gami.

The print is in good condition and still has very bright colours. Slight spout of red dye.

Dimensions: 27 cm x 19.5 cm

The chirimen-gami print will be sent by registered post, in sturdy cardboard packaging.

Lot details
Object
Chirimen-e, Original woodblock print
Material
Paper
Period
ca 1880
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Title of artwork
Sato Tsunekiyo 佐藤常清 - From the series "Twelve Months"
Condition
Good condition, see description
Dimensions
27×19.5×0 cm
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